Welcometo Parks Caribbean!
Parks Caribbean introduces you to some of the Caribbean’s special places,
Protected Areas. These special places are often fragile, usually beautiful, always
contributing to the development of Caribbean peoples. Protected areas are
treasure troves of history and culture, weaving stories of struggle, liberation, love,
and hope. The stories and visit to the sites helps us to understand the past,
enjoy the present, and plan for the future. They protect water sources, provide
food, provide medicines, and opportunities for learning and recreation. Some are
so special that they are considered to be World Heritage.
Not only will you enjoy these special places, many of you will fall in love (with places and people) or get married in one.
Parks Caribbean introduces you to programmes, places, and people, but the way to truly experience protected areas in the Caribbean is to immerse yourself in these special places.
The policy initiatives of the government to address loss of biological diversity and improve management of protected areas resulted in the adoption of protected areas and forestry policies in 2011. Recently, the government, with financial support from the Global Environment Facility, through the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, commenced a four-year protected areas project, […]
The World Heritage Committee approved the Blue and John Crow Mountains World Heritage Site during its 39th Session in Bonn, Germany (June 28-July 8).
The Caribbean Plan of Action for World Heritage 2015-2019 is now available in three languages, which may be accessed through the following links: English: http://www.unesco.org/tools/fileretrieve/c67bb482.pdf Spanish: http://www.unesco.org/tools/fileretrieve/d1c4578a.pdf French: http://www.unesco.org/tools/fileretrieve/5a8063bd.pdf